NOCN Functional Skills English Entry Level 1, 2, 3 Past Papers

NOCN entry Level English assessments are split in to 3 parts: Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communicating. Assessments may be taken on different days to support the needs of learners. The reading exam requires the learner to read two different documents and answer questions relating to the texts, where as the writing exam is split into 5 tasks, each with separate instructions and guidance.

The split of marks and time in these exams exams is listed below:

  • Entry Level 1:
    • Reading – 45 minutes, 14 marks
    • Writing – 45 minutes, 30 marks
  • Entry Level 2:
    • Reading – 45 minutes, 16 marks
    • Writing – 45 minutes, 35 marks
  • Entry Level 3:
    • Reading – 45 minutes, 20 marks
    • Writing – 60 minutes, 38 marks

For the NOCN Functional Skills English Entry Level exams, the reading papers allow the use of a dictionary, however the writing papers do not.

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NOCN Functional Skills English Entry Level 1, 2, 3: Key Details

Qualification Title NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in English at Entry Level 1/2/3
Qualification Number Qualification Number 603/5270/X (Level 1), 603/5268/1 (Level 2), 603/5272/3 (Level 3)
Approved age ranges Approved age ranges Pre-16, 16-18, 19+
Total Qualification Time (TQT) Total Qualification Time (TQT) 55 hours
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 55 hours
Assessment type Assessment type Externally set, on-demand assessment.
Grading Grading The qualification is graded Pass/Fail.
Entry requirements Entry requirements No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required.